"I love that Dr. Yao and Colleen, his hygienist, use all the latest technologies available. I no longer have anxiety going to any appointments! I love all that they both can do with their laser tools. I recently went in to have my teeth cleaned and also was able to get a laser treatment on some cold sores! Gone in days!! Immediately took the tingle and pain away. Shrunk before my eyes! Happy happy happy!!!" - Mary J.
Dr. Yao and our staff understand that some patients may have dental anxiety, which can prevent patients of all ages from taking a proactive approach to receiving dental care. Doing all we can to ensure that you have a comfortable and positive experience extends beyond the office environment we maintain and into our dental treatments and the technologies we use. Keeping patient comfort in mind, one technology our dentist utilizes is Waterlase MD laser dentistry. It works without heat, vibration, and drilling to provide a minimally invasive, precise, comfortable alternative to traditional treatments.
What is Waterlase MD Laser Dentistry?
Waterlase MD is a safe and effective alternative to traditional drills and needles. It was first approved for use in 1998 and is now used by dentists throughout the world. Waterlase MD uses the high-tech combination of YSGG (yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet) laser energy and water to perform restorations to the teeth, gum, and bones without causing damage to surrounding areas in the mouth. Waterlase MD is safe to use on patients of all ages.
What are the Benefits?
There are several benefits of using Waterlase MD including:
- Virtually Painless: The pain caused by traditional dental drills can be attributed to the heat, vibration and pressure they create. When using Waterlase MD, enables Dr. Yao to perform many dental procedures with minimal, and in some cases no anesthetic or drills. You no longer have to sit and listen to that drill buzzing in your year or be anxious about needles. In addition, your recovery time after a procedure is greatly reduced and less painful due to the accuracy and precision provided with Waterlase MD.
- More Efficient Treatment: With busy schedules and lifestyles, we know that sitting in a dental chair is not at the top of your list for how you would like to spend your time. With Waterlase MD we are able to provide more efficient treatment in less time. Since Waterlase MD can perform many treatments without the need for anesthetics, Dr. Yao is able to do multiple simple procedures in once visit. In addition, he is trained in a variety of treatments and is able to do most procedures in our Shoreline dental office rather than having to refer you to a specialist.
- Better Results: With the precision and accuracy Waterlase MD is able to achieve, you are able to receive better results. Less chance of bacterial infection, less bleeding and swelling, reduced trauma to healthy areas of your mouth are all reasons to smile.
To learn more about Waterlase MD laser dentistry treatment, please contact our Shoreline dental practice today! We would be happy to schedule an appointment for you with our dentist and answer any questions you may have!